Wakefield Business women named industrial judges

WAKEFIELD has a buzzing manufacturing hub so when the Institute of Engineering and Technology wanted judges for its annual Innovation Awards it came to the West Yorkshire city.

Founder and chair of industrial and commercial window manufacturer ICW (UK) Ltd, Margaret Wood has been a judge for the awards for many years and this year has invited Carmel Harrison of Carmel Harrison PR to join the panel for the Manufacturing Technology category.

They will be joined by Anne Wilson, of Numill Engineering in Sheffield, Peter Haythorne of ICW (UK) Ltd, Steve Wainwright a consulting engineer and Ted Wiggins of Xaar.

Entries are encouraged from organisations that have developed a genuine innovation that is commercially, socially or personally viable and can benefit the sector.

There are 15 categories open to organisations and with two weeks left to go it is important that as many Yorkshire firms as possible submit entries.

Margaret Wood said: “Innovation in industry and emerging technologies will hold the key to UK growth and future prosperity for the next generation.

“Manufacturers are unduly modest about their achievements. I know from our own customer base that many have developed products and services that have made a tangible beneficial difference to their customers and society. I would urge them to put that natural resistance to one side and showcase their work.”

To see the full list of categories visit http://conferences.theiet.org/innovation/?origin=email-sig